There are several places that anyone interested in selling books should know. In order for you to make some money from selling your comic books, it helps if you know where to sell comic books. One of the most obvious, if not always viable, options for selling your books is to make a visit to the nearest brick-and-mortar comic book shop and ask the staff to look over your collection.
If you don’t have a local comic book shop, check out secondhand bookstores. You probably won’t get as much money as you would at a comic shop, but you can still make some cash for your collection. Plus, most secondhand bookstores will be eager to snatch your comic books up, so you won’t have to spend much time looking for a buyer.
Your local pawnshop is another option for selling comic books. You’ll notice that some pawnshops are more into comics than others. Instead of going from one pawnshop to the next, you can call the pawnshops to see which ones are interested. Then, you can take your comic books to the shop and get a price. If you’re happy with the price, you can finalize the sale.
What if the local brick-and-mortar stores don’t want to pay you a fair price for your collection? If that’s a problem, you can sell the comics directly to the consumer. Advertise your comic books on local selling apps and websites. You might even find local social media groups dedicated to buying and selling. If you go this route, you can likely make more money for your comic books since you will cut out the middleman.
Do you want to sell directly to the local market, but you can’t find anyone on websites or apps? Consider engaging in activities at your local comic shop. Comic shops often have game nights and other activities. If you attend, you will meet other comic book enthusiasts. Then, you can show off your collection and try to make a deal. This option will likely bring in the most money.
If you happen to be in a remote region where there does not seem to be any sort of local comic book market, you might want to consider online auction houses. Basically, you need to figure out how to sell comic books on eBay and other similar sites. This is where knowledge of your book’s quality and its official grading can be a huge factor in turning a decent profit. A book in “Very Good” condition will only make a fraction of what the same book in Near Mint to Mint will pull in.
One other venue which is more time-sensitive than visiting a local shop or relying on internet commerce, would be a relevant convention. Conventions like “DragonCon,” “San Diego Comic Con,” “Wizard World” and so on, are all full of individuals with a vest interest in comics. While registering as an attendee is likely going to be a cheaper cost than applying as a vendor, and likely not even worth considering if you only have a handful of books you are looking to part with, it still gets you admission to the convention’s “Dealer’s Den” where individual vendors and related businesses have stalls and tables lined up to wheel and deal business. One main perk with engaging with these businesses in person is you can get a better feel for when someone might be shortchanging you on a potentially valuable book, especially if you have already done some amount of research into what your particular book is worth.
In conclusion, there are multiple routes that a potential comics seller can take when looking to make some money off of their books. Remember to consider local shops, online marketplaces and even conventions, before giving up. Chances are good that someone will buy your books eventually.
Keep in mind that the amount of money you make depends on the route you take. If you sell your comic books to a business that will then turn around and resell them, you won’t make as much as you would if you sold your collection directly to the consumer. However, selling directly to the consumer can take longer. Weigh your options and then choose the route that works best for you.
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